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Dada Cinema Dada Cinema
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In a late text, written in 1961, Hans Richter sketched a portrait of Dadaist cinema in which he included three of his own films: Rythmus 21 (1921), Filmstudie (1926) & Vormittagspuk (Ghosts before breakfast, 1927) as well as Viktor Eggeling's Symphonie diagonale (1921), Man Ray's Retour a la raison (1924) & Emak Bakia (1926), Rene Clair & Francis Picabia's Entr'Acte (1924) &  Fernand Leger & Dudley Andrew's Ballet Mechanique (1924) but, curiously, not Marcel Duchamp's Anemic Cinema. What was it that provoked Richter to unite these films (almost all completed after the disbanding of the Surrealist movement in 1922; all from different countries - Switzerland, France, Germany; all formally & stylistically different) under the Dadaist flag? What links the graphic essays of Eggeling & Richter to the photographic experiments of Man Ray, or Clair & Picabia's anarchic & iconographic provocations to the rhythmic poetry of Leger & Dudley Andrews? Given the absence of a unifying Dada strategy & the rejection of any possible general principle - theoretical or otherwise - there is nonetheless a thread that runs through Dada: the deconstruction of the subject or, more precisely (to use an expression coined by Richter in his 1961 text), the Hunting of the Subject; subject being understood as the logical subject of the action taking place, as well as the subject of the narrative (intrigue). Rhythmus 21, Hans Richter, 1921, 2 min 10 sec La symphonie diagonale, Viking Eggeling, 1921, 7 min Le retour a la raison, Man Ray, 1923, 2 min Entr'acte, Rene Clair, 1924, 20 min Le ballet mecanique, Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy, 1924, 14 min Filmstudie, Hans Richter, 1926, 3 min 30 sec Emak Bakia, Man Ray, 1926, 17 min Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts before breakfast), Hans Richter, 1927, 6 min All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly. In a late text, written in 1961, Hans Richter sketched a portrait of Dadaist cinema in which he included three of his own films: Rythmus 21 (1921), Filmstudie (1926) & Vormittagspuk (Ghosts before breakfast, 1927) as well as Viktor Eggeling's Symphonie diagonale (1921), Man Ray's Retour a la raison (1924) & Emak Bakia (1926), Rene Clair & Francis Picabia's Entr'Acte (1924) &  Fernand Leger & Dudley Andrew's Ballet Mechanique (1924) but, curiously, not Marcel Duchamp's Anemic Cinema. What was it that provoked Richter to unite these films (almost all completed after the disbanding of the Surrealist movement in 1922; all from different countries - Switzerland, France, Germany; all formally & stylistically different) under the Dadaist flag? What links the graphic essays of Eggeling & Richter to the photographic experiments of Man Ray, or Clair & Picabia's anarchic & iconographic provocations to the rhythmic poetry of Leger & Dudley Andrews? Given the absence of a unifying Dada strategy & the rejection of any possible general principle - theoretical or otherwise - there is nonetheless a thread that runs through Dada: the deconstruction of the subject or, more precisely (to use an expression coined by Richter in his 1961 text), the Hunting of the Subject; subject being understood as the logical subject of the action taking place, as well as the subject of the narrative (intrigue). Rhythmus 21, Hans Richter, 1921, 2 min 10 sec La symphonie diagonale, Viking Eggeling, 1921, 7 min Le retour a la raison, Man Ray, 1923, 2 min Entr'acte, Rene Clair, 1924, 20 min Le ballet mecanique, Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy, 1924, 14 min Filmstudie, Hans Richter, 1926, 3 min 30 sec Emak Bakia, Man Ray, 1926, 17 min Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts before breakfast), Hans Richter, 1927, 6 min All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

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Contains a 36 page booklet about the films and the Dada movement, with texts by Phillippe-Alain Michaud and Hans Richter.

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SKU 3493551100652
Year 1921-27 (DVD 2005)
Director Various
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Re-voir
Countries Germany, France
Colour Colour + B&W
Running time 72 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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